Am I Too Critical?
10 Signs That You're Too Critical
Relationship expert, John Gottman, identifies criticism as one of the things that cause relationships to fail.
I once knew someone who complained, criticized, and highlighted the negativity in every situation. Whew! What a downer! Although she had some lovely qualities, they weren't enough to overcome her negativity, and I had to terminate the friendship.
If you don't want this to be you, maybe it's time to do a little self- assessment.
You might be too critical if...
Believe it or not, criticism is a coping strategy to relieve anxiety and avoid undesirable outcomes. It's as if the critical person believes that if they just do everything right, nothing bad will ever happen.
Of course, that is impossible, so they fail, feel miserable, and take others down with them. So, it's not a very effective strategy.
If you're looking at this list and thinking, "Hey, I think this is me," you might want to let that go.